Isabel Rodriguez Zorrilla

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Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Reenactment and Mourning: Old Roads to Gary Indiana

Elvis made regular appearances in the periphery of my youth by way of Reno casinos, Las Vegas performances, and supermarket tabloids. The …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Pope Francis reaches out to Muslims at end of Ramadan

<b>Pope Francis has urged Christians and Muslims to work together to promote mutual respect, particularly by educating new generations of believers.</b><p>He greeted Muslims around the world during his Sunday blessing of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square in Rome.<p>He said that "our brothers'' the Muslims …

Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Portraits of Birds Sporting Voluminous Heads of Hair in Photo Series 'Coiffure le Bird'

Unlike these photos of birds by Paul Nelson whose objective was to capture them mid-flight, photographer Rene Mesman, chose to highlight another …

That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads

Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study — and the feds barely care<p>Food Technology is an industry journal that showcases the latest technologically modified and nutritionally engineered foods, offering an array of claimed health benefits and marketed …

Opinion: Bright Nights, Big Problems

Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark.<p><b>We live immersed in artificial light.</b><p>Astronomers rate the darkness of our skies on a scale (the Bortle Scale) of 9 (brightest) to 1 (darkest). Most of us spend our lives in the radiance of levels 5 through 8, only rarely venturing into areas …

Pioneering adult stem cell trial approved by Japan

<b>The first trial of stem cells produced from a patient's own body has been approved by the Japanese government.</b><p>Stem cells can become any other part of the body - from nerve to bone to skin - and are touted as the future of medicine.<p>Researchers in Japan will use the cells to attempt to treat a form …

World’s biggest viruses lurk in Chilean rivers and Australian lakes

Electron microscopy image of a Pandoravirus particle (edited using Adobe Photoshop artistic filters).<p>Giant viruses, more than twice as big as the last largest known viruses, have now been unearthed from sludge across the world, researchers say.<p>Even more titanic viruses might await discovery, the …

Why Is the Catholic Church Battling Against a Calif. Sex Abuse Bill?

LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) — Making its way through the California State Legislature is a bill seeking to give more alleged child abuse victims time to sue. If passed, the bill would permit victims unable to file a lawsuit due to time or age restrictions the chance to confront their abuser’s …

Massive ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting 'at rate of 300bn tonnes a year', a climate satellite shows. Scientists are warning this could have a dramatic impact on sea levels around the world. More here: http://ind.pn/1anlUS1

Back to the Future: Ancient Beauty Secrets

One of the things I love most about being in the beauty industry is that it really is the best blend of art and science. It's essential to evolve, and be completely engaged with the global beauty scene. When it comes to ingredients, some of the best have in fact been inspired and borrowed from eras …

It's Time to Admit: Pope Francis Is Kind of Awesome

<b>It began when the Pope paid his bill.</b> The day after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the leader of the world's billion Catholics, he asked his driver to go back to the hotel in the Vatican where he'd been staying during the Congress of Cardinals, to pay his bill. The payment was completely …

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African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call For Gay Rights

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.<p>In a news conference in Senegal during his three-nation tour, just as …